International Bar Association calls for law change as pace of emerging AI leaves legal gaps
May04

International Bar Association calls for law change as pace of emerging AI leaves legal gaps

The present wave of automation, driven by artificial intelligence (AI) – the development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence – is creating a gap between current legislation and new laws necessary for an emerging workplace reality, states a report published by the International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI). Current legislation may not protect rights of human workers...

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The robots are coming – but it’s people that will make them work, says RSM
Apr27

The robots are coming – but it’s people that will make them work, says RSM

People are the crucial element in ensuring technology is effectively implemented into businesses, according to Venquis and research at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). An analysis by the leading business change and transformation consultancy, based on a study by the RSM, found that technology-led change programmes are destined to fail without the appropriate specialists to lead and implement them. This comes...

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Communication is the key to allaying employee concerns about automation
Apr05

Communication is the key to allaying employee concerns about automation

Organisations need to strike a balance between capitalising on the benefits of automation and managing employee concerns, according to Capita Resourcing. Research from Capita Resourcing has found that whilst over half (54%) of UK organisations are already automating business processes once performed by people, employees are concerned about the social impact this will have on the workplace. The ‘Workplace More Human’ report reveals...

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Robots will NOT steal UK jobs… they could create more, finds study
Apr04

Robots will NOT steal UK jobs… they could create more, finds study

Despite ongoing fears and speculation that robots could steal British jobs, new data reveals that the majority of industry professionals (63.3%) have never witnessed job losses as a result of the introduction of robots or automated processes. Furthermore, over a third (36.7%) stated that robots have often resulted in job creation within their place of work. The research was conducted amongst over 1,000 manufacturing professionals and...

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Finding a creative solution to the productivity problem
Mar31

Finding a creative solution to the productivity problem

Guest post by Guy Kirkwood, COO and Chief Evangelist at UiPath It will come as no surprise to hear that the UK is still embroiled in a productivity slump, in fact, it’s something that businesses have had to contend with for a number of years. The most recent statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that labour productivity remains weak and lower than pre-crisis levels, making it more crucial than ever for...

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Ai and tech fears? It’s up to HR to get the future balance right, warns Sawers
Mar30

Ai and tech fears? It’s up to HR to get the future balance right, warns Sawers

Guest Blog by Doug Sawers, managing director, SD Worx UK & Ireland Is the future really that bleak? Nobody is safe, according to many scientists and technology gurus. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots will soon to be able to do almost everything better than humans and will take over most jobs, including that of a doctor, lawyer and other professionals. Professor Stephen Hawking has said that, “the development of full...

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MEPs want EU rules for ‘the rise of the robots’ – including an off switch, and a legal status of “electronic persons”
Jan13

MEPs want EU rules for ‘the rise of the robots’ – including an off switch, and a legal status of “electronic persons”

MEPs have called for EU rules to be put in place to govern the fast-evolving field of robotics – ensuring that as AI develops, humans remain in control.   AI is developing at an alarming rate, with robot employees capable of self learning and even self driving cars not far from becoming a reality.  So fast, in fact, that some of the most eminent voices from the tech world have voiced their concerns, including Elon Musk,...

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